A highly selective intramolecular trans-silylvinylation of internal alkynes catalyzed by RuHCl(CO)(SIMes)(PPh3) has been accomplished. The use of methyl vinyl ketone as an additive increased the efficiency of this transformation. This process was used to successfully form five-, six-, and seven-membered oxasilacycles by a formal anti-exo-dig cyclization.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry